June 28, 2013 Subject:
best version IMO
this is the best aud recording imo
even beating out the Andrew F / Carpenter combo.. which is normally a good bet for me.
however, this version is slightly less tinny.
as for the scoepps version, this is the best of the 64 kbit (which is my preferred dl choice).
Thus, this is the best.
January 9, 2012 Subject:
Hard to believe no one's reviewed this yet,
as it's my favorite recording of this show. With just a little treble boost, it's perfect.
I remember my well-connected friend Pat talking about these shows. I didn't go because I didn't believe the rumors, but he went and had a great time.
Not only the first late-period Dark Star, but my favorite late-period Dark Star that I've heard so far. Also featured the reappearance of the "Wolf", Garcia's older late '70s model guitar, re-modified with MIDI synth capabilities. A portion of the second set ("Feedback" here) was used for the album Infrared Roses. Feel Like a Stranger was used for Without a Net. Also Death Don't and Attics both reappeared. And not only an historic performance, but an excellent one too, and strangely the two things don't always go together. THIS is the one that ought to be a CD release! It's way better than many others that have been. Though it stumbles a bit after Death Don't, it's still a great show.